Bullying is a problem that transcends industries, sectors and professions – and the legal profession is apparently chock full of it. Read on to learn more about how to tackle the issue. Attorneys suffer from high rates of alcoholism and mental health issues, and rampant bullying can only serve to compound these issues.
“A global survey of nearly 7,000 respondents in the legal profession has uncovered a shocking degree of bullying and sexual harassment affecting men and women. One in two female respondents and one in three male respondents reported bullying, whilst one in three females and one in fourteen males reported sexual harassment in a work context. Cases are predominantly from law firms though also in-house, in barristers’ chambers, judiciary and government.”